Too stupid to post

While I might actually be, I hope that’s not true. I wanted to examine and deconstruct this Chronicle of Higher Education piece on stupidity in American culture (particularly among the youth), but I’m way too busy. And next week is looking even worse, so don’t expect much here. Hopefully by the end of the week things will clear up.

As far as the article goes, I’ve got one thing to say, in reference to the list of deficiencies among college students: it’s the chickens coming home to roost–half of these can be traced to the triumph of extreme relativist epistemology, while the other half I lay at the feet of scholarly torpor. It’s for reasons like these that make it a point never to ask students how the readings make them “feel.” Instead, I demand to know how they think, and try to cultivate ideas like supporting evidence and logical thought.

Just think, if I was a little less busy, you’d be getting a thousand words of that today. Small miracles, hmm?

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